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" It undergoes continual changes; it is barbarous, it is civilized, it is christianized, it is rich, it is scientific; but this change is not amelioration. For everything that is given something is taken. "
Emerson's complete works [ed. by J.E. Cabot]. Riverside ed - Page 82
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1884
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A New Elucidation of the Principles of Speech and Elocution: A Full ...

Alexander Melville Bell - 1849 - 311 pages
...once'." " I do" suspect' liim-not' withstand" ing." "ft can"not be done'." EXAMPLES OF THE SIXTH STAUE. Society - never - advances. It recedes - as fast -...- on the other. It undergoes - continual - changes ; but - this change - is not - amelioration. For everything - that is given - something - is taken....
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Twelve Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1849 - 261 pages
...our spirit of society. All men plume themselves on ihe improvement of society, and no man improves. Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one side as it gains on the other. Its progress is only apparenl, like the workers of a treadmill. It undergoes continual changes : it...
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Twelve Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1849 - 261 pages
...our spirit of society. All men plume themselves on the improvement of society, and no map improves. Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one side as it gains on the other. Its progress is only apparent, like the workers of a treadmill. It undergoes continual changes ; it...
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The Martyrs, Heroes and Bards of the Scottish Covenant

George Gilfillan - 1852 - 256 pages
...work and its destiny done, and a sublimer system prepared to take its place. Emerson somewhere says, " Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one...scientific ; but this change is not amelioration. For everything that is given, something is taken. Society acquires new arts, and loses old instincts. The...
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Essays [1st ser., ed.] with preface by T. Carlyle

Ralph Waldo [essays] Emerson - 1853
...our spirit of society. All men plume themselves on the improvement of society, and no man improves. Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one...scientific ; but this change is not amelioration. For everything that is given, something is taken. Society acquires new arts and loses old instincts. What...
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OUT-DOOR PAPERS .

THOMAS WENTWORTH HIGGINSON. - 1863
...purchased by a corresponding physical decay. This alarm has had its best statement from Emerson. " Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one side as it gains on the other. .... What a contrast between the well-clad, reading, writing, thinking American, with a watch, a pencil,...
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Out-door Papers

Thomas Wentworth Higginson - 1863 - 370 pages
...purchased by a corresponding physical decay. This alarm has had its best statement from Emerson. " Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one side as it gains on the other. .... What a contrast between the well-clad, reading, writing, thinking American, with a watch, a pencil,...
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The Prose Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Volume 1

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1870
...our spirit of society. All men plume themselves on the improvement of society, and no man improves. ^ Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one...the other. It undergoes continual changes ; it is barl barous, it is civilized, it is Christianized, it is rich, it is scientific ; but this change is...
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The Prose Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: In Two Volumes, Volume 1

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1875
...our spirit of society. All men plume themselves on the improvement of society, and no man improves. Society never advances. .It recedes as fast on one...scientific ; but this change is not amelioration. For everything that is given, something is taken, "^society acquires new arts, and loses old instincts....
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Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Volume 1

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1876
...our spirit of society. All men plume themselves on the improvement of society, and no man improves. Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one...scientific ; but this change is not amelioration. For everything that is given, something is taken. Society acquires new arts, and loses old instincts. What...
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